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Carlisle cheerleaders make national team

Rachel Irving, Shirel Crossley and Megan Small Photo: ITV Border

Three cheerleaders from Carlisle have been chosen to take part in the World Cheerleading Championships next year.

Shirel Crossley, Megan Small and Rachel Irving beat off competition from hundreds of cheerleaders from across the country to take three of the 28 squad places.

The girls are part of the Carlisle Heroes troupe and will take part in the championships in Orlando next year.

They will now take part in monthly training sessions and hope their success will encourage more youngsters to take up the sport.

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